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What makes a good life?

Lessons from the longest study on happiness


“Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters” 1938-2013 Harvard Study



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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.



 


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